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COVID-19: Confirmed cases in SA continue to rise to 1686

COVID-19 cases

As at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1686. This is an increase of 31 from the previously reported cases.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG                  713
WESTERN CAPE         462
KWAZULU – NATAL    257
FREE STATE              89
EASTERN CAPE          32
LIMPOPO                  19
MPUMALANGA           18
NORTH WEST            11
NORTHERN CAPE       8
UNALLOCATED          77

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted to date is 58 098.

REPORTING OF CONFIRMED DEATHS

Today we are saddened to report another COVID-19 related death. The deceased patient is a 57-year-old male from the Western Cape, who was admitted on the 5th April 2020. He had co-morbidities that included diabetes and ischaemic heart disease.

We convey our condolences to the family of the deceased. We must also not forget to appreciate the health workers that treated the deceased patient.

NO. PROVINCE SEX AGE

1 WESTERN CAPE       FEMALE   48
2 FREE STATE            MALE       85
3 GAUTENG               MALE       79
4 KWAZULU-NATAL    FEMALE    46
5 KWAZULU-NATAL    MALE      74
6 KWAZULU-NATAL    FEMALE   63
7 KWAZULU-NATAL    FEMALE   81
8 KWAZULU-NATAL    FEMALE   80
9 KWAZULU-NATAL    MALE      80
10 WESTERN CAPE    FEMALE   82
11 KWAZULU-NATAL  MALE       86
12 WESTERN CAPE     MALE       57

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health

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